A few months ago, there was an opening with the CIA for an assassin. These highly classified positions are hard to fill, and there's a lot of testing and background checks involved before you can even be considered for the position.
After sending some applicants through the background checks, training and
testing, they narrowed the possible choices down to 2 men and a woman, but only
one position was available.
The day came for the final test to see which person would get the extremely
The CIA men administering the test took one of the men to a large
metal door and handed him a gun.
We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the
circumstances" they explained. "Inside this room, you will find your wife
sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her."
The man got a shocked look on his face and said, "You can't be serious! I
could never shoot my own wife!" "Well", says the CIA man, "You're definitely not
the right man for this job then."
So they bring the second man to the same door and hand him a gun. "We must
know that you will follow instructions no matter what the circumstances", they
explained to the second man.
"Inside you will find your wife sitting in a chair.
Take this gun and kill her."
The second man looked a bit shocked, but nevertheless took the gun and went
in the room.
All was quiet for about 5 minutes, then the door opened.
The man came out of the room with tears in his eyes. "I tried to shoot her, I
just couldn't pull the trigger and shoot my wife. I guess I'm not the right man
for the job." "No" the CIA man replied, "You don't have what it takes. Take your
wife and go home."
Now they're down to the woman left to test.
Again they lead her to the same door to the same room and handed her the same
gun. "We must be sure that you will follow instructions no matter what the
circumstances, this is your final test. Inside you will find your husband
sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill him."
The woman took the gun and opened the door. Before the door even closed all
the way, the CIA men heard the gun start firing. One shot after another for 13
shots. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. This went on for
several minutes, then all went quiet.
The door opened slowly, and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from
her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun was loaded with blanks! I
had to beat him to death with the chair!"